Susan Kouguell gives advice on adapting novels, memoirs and short stories into screenplays. What material is essential to your story and what should get slashed.
Susan Kouguell explains how the lines between reality and fiction are blurred and layered in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria, a character study about ageism and mortality.
Glenn Benest warns screenwriters the dangers of writing on-the-nose dialogue and offers tips in his webinar, Developing Strong Dialogue in Your Screenplay.
Susan Kouguell examines the use of gimmicks in screenwriting with some insights about the film '52 Tuesdays'.
Why is a good logline important? After all, it's not printed anywhere in your script. And it oversimplifies your story to the point of absurdity anyway, right?
Susan Kouguell examines the Western genre by taking a closer look at 'The Salvation' and 'Unforgiven'.
What are your goals is the most important questions a writer can ask. Not just of their protagonist, antagonist and every single one of their supporting characters…but of themselves.
Susan Kouguell explores 'Ballet 422' and the fact that oftentimes truth can be more compelling than fiction in your writing.
Susan Kouguell, award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker and screenwriting teacher at SUNY College at Purchase gives advice on writing dialogue that's truthful.
Jon James Miller challenges writers of action thrillers to make them a film-going experience the audience will feel in their bones.